This show is commercially available as "Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings "
Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, Passenger, Sunrise, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Jack A Roe, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Bertha-> Good Lovin', Ramble On Rose, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Brokedown Palace
Master Soundboard Reel > Reel to Reel > PCM> DAT > CDR; Master Audience Cassette > Reel to Reel source supplies various patches see info file for details; Patching/CD Mastering and shn'ed by Scott Clugston; to abgd via Charlie Connor
August 2, 2013 Subject:
First set doesn't at all give the game away - it's good, sometimes very much so, what with that Sugaree and the LL > Supplication closer, but it's the 2nd set here that houses the magic.
Bertha, unfortunately, has some mike hiccups that made it take-it-or-leave-it, esp. when you consider its availability on the rest of this Winterland run. It's the suite here, from Estimated to the end of JBG, that will w*o*w you - the Other One goes on and on and on - listen to the delicate, beautiful last number of minutes before it dissolves permanently into the Rat.
All of this run is essential; that boxed set they put out is probably one of the better investments you can make in the band.
March 15, 2010 Subject:
typical for 77 dead
Solid show all around. I agree with the reviewer who said Garcia is really the one who is "on" during this show. First set is solid, but the second set is where the best playing is. In a year where most of what the band played is above-average to great, I have a hard time giving this show less than 4 stars, though in my opinion there are better ones out there from this era.
October 5, 2009 Subject:
Top 20 All-Time
Top 20, EVER! I know ratings are always pretty subjective...but this has just about the perfect mix of what I love in a Grateful Dead show. I will freely admit that the playing is, in a few places, rough, even sloppy. There is a fine line between sloppy and experimentally brilliant sometimes. The boys took some chances and hit the jackpot over and over again here. Everybody - I mean everybody - is firing on all cylinders for most of this show.
Very good BEW, a surprise Jack-a-Roe that works well, a smooth, liquid Lazy Lightning/Supplication (not usually one of my faves, but this one just about changes my mind!) Good Bertha. But the mammoth section comprising Eyes thru GDTRFB is in my book, one of the finest hour-plus passages in GD history. It's just a joy.
Oh, and the sound is quite good, too. You need to own this one. The music played the band this night and the results were amazing and wonderful. Five stars is the highest rating, but I'd give this a six!
January 3, 2009 Subject:
very cool stuff
gota love the winterland runs
the night before and the night after take all the credit, but this is a jem to be heard as well, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, happy to share with some good listeners.
June 9, 2008 Subject:
People who dont listen to the Dead are missing out
All I can say about the "eyes" is....WOW!! Very magical sounding, so beautiful. Also, the Sugaree is sweeeet!
November 17, 2005 Subject:
Row Jimmy Jerry
Jerry singing. Broken Heart Dont Feel So Bad, You aint got half of what you thought you had...
Reviewer:Elvis The King
September 6, 2005 Subject:
Garcia is great- Rest are not
My two cents is that Garcia is great in this concert, 5 Stars, and the rest of the band is not, 3 Stars. Estimated Prophet is great. Sound is great, thou Garcia could be a little louder. (Although at this point I don't know if I downloaded this version or the other version on this site). Out of 130 CD's I would not put this in my top 50. I am a big 5 Star giver because I love, love, love the Dead, but maybe I mised the boat here. 4 Stars. I recommend 10/29/77 first. Good luck and good bowling. Elvis The King.
August 18, 2005 Subject:
2nd set jam
Maybe the prettiest post-'74 Eyes. Excellent 2nd set.
July 31, 2005 Subject:
China Rider Tease
One of the best NFA -> GDTRFB combos with the China Cat teaser tucked into NFA
February 14, 2005 Subject:
77 is a hard year for shows on the cusp
The standard is so high and there is so much competition for a '5'. I liked the first set alot but was not blown away by it and before I go any further let me admit that the following night is one of my favorite all time shows 6/9/77.
All of the above said, Bertha> Good lovin I think is one of the best they ever did and that is saying alot. Ramble on rose is a nice 2nd set surprise and est>eyes wails. Whole back end of this rips great other one> wharf rat> NFA is HOT - It sounds alot like the AIKO>NFA in St Louis around the same time which is EPIC.
It is true this looks plain vanilla at first glance but is really nice and I would suggest a d/l you will not be disappointed.
September 19, 2004 Subject:
I had a good AUD cassette of set 1 since the 80's, and it was played so much I'm surprised it didn't disintegrate. This is probably still my favorite Sugaree, and in fact they're all classics. As was said earlier, the juxtaposition of the delicate and the powerful is sublime -- like the 5/22 Morning Dew.
The second set does not disappoint, either. The Brokedown is settling into its encore position, but Jerry hasn't yet nailed down the verses/solo structure we came to know in the 80's/90's.
Patches are very well-done and transparent, adding greatly to the listening experience.
I've wanted this complete show for 20 years. Thank you, Archive.org!!
September 14, 2004 Subject:
New and Improved version On the Way Soon!
I'd suggest waiting on grabbing this show until the new version arrives - via Charlie Miller, it will not have either the reel or PCM gen - so no more static in that killer Sugaree!
September 3, 2004 Subject:
great dl/sound..nuff said
June 8, 2004 Subject:
People were sayin the whole world is burning
This show is so familiar that I think it often gets overlooked. It shouldnt. The energy at this show is a force to be reckoned with and its mixed alchemistically with some of the most delicate quiet moments.
This wonderful recording of Bettys has made the rounds for years, but the fine AUD patches here are a most welcome addition as I doubt few had heard the nearly 17 full minutes of Sugaree (or the uncut Row Jimmy) before archive put this up.
This show is a great tribute to the late spring in California and to the greatest band the world has ever seen in one of their finest incarnations.
"Sunrise" should find the cutting room floor for all but the most rabid completist.
May 26, 2004 Subject:
I was there
I was at this show and it was rockin'. I have to say that the Jack-A-Roe is perhaps the best one I have ever seen and heard (and I've been to over 150 shows).
April 16, 2004 Subject:
great show, don't overlook
Overshadowed in the history books by the following night, this was a great show in its own right. 2nd set jam especially.